Alaskan Haze

Near Tok, AlaskaAlaska (Sept. 2004).

I can’t remember where exactly I took this photo, but I believe we were on the road somewhere near Tok, Alaska.

You might notice the haze. I think the colored sky makes for a nice photo but, in truth, the haze was not a good sign. We visited Alaska near the end of the worst fire season in Alaska on record in terms of area burned by wildfires. According to Wikipedia, during the 2004 fire season, more than 6,600,000 acres (27,000 km2) were burned by approximately 700 fires. We saw a lot of charred earth on that trip, but fortunately we saw a lot more of the untouched Alaskan beauty that remained.

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About satnavandcider

An American expat living in England, exploring the United Kingdom and Europe through five senses and a camera lens.
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2 Responses to Alaskan Haze

  1. Vicky says:

    A lovely shot, it looks a beautiful place.
    What are the mountains in the distance?

    I can’t believe Alaska has wild fires, the image I’ve always had is of a cold snowy tundra. It just goes to show how an image from a childhood geography lesson sticks.

  2. leiah says:

    On my bucket list: Alaskan Cruise

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